Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 14, 2011 - 11:29am PT
If you go to Colombia there are 4 places you should consider visiting:
1. Suesca (where it all started in Colombia). About 400 routes: sport, trad, crack, face, 1 pitch to 4 pitches. Beautiful sand stone. 50 minutes away from Bogotá. There is another mainly sport crags nearby Valle de los Halcones (20-30 minutes away).
2. Mesa de los Santos (aka. La Mojarra). Surreal location above a beautiful valley. 150 mainly sport routes, red sandstone... Near Bucaramanga.
La Mojarra, Colombia
3. Machetá - Near Bogotá smaller sport crag, super overhanging.
4. El Cocuy. Alpine climbing. Peaks rising above 16500 feet, allowing for high altitude big walls and mountaineering.
Photos by Sebastian Mejia, Ricardo Ernesto, Nestor Contreras, J. Cruikshank and Carole Lunny - Colombia is a country full of legends and myths, and Suesca, just 45 kilometres north of Bogotá, has its fair share of ghost tales, supernatural drumming, and flying witches. Suesca is a popular weekend destination for climbers of all levels. It is the best area in Colombia for both traditional and sport climbing, and boasts over 400 routes from 5.4 to 5.14. The walls are up to 125 metres high and follow the railway tracks and a small river